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Is Vitamin C good for diabetic patient?

Kajal Gupta

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Vitamin C has positive effects on blood sugar level, as shown in multiple researches.

Vitamin C may make up for low blood levels of insulin, which normally works to help cells absorb the vitamin. Vitamin C also helps in maintaining the right level of cholesterol thereby proving to be beneficial for heart health too.

A research in Diabetes Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences & Health Services, Yazd, Iran shows that daily intake of 1000 mg supplementary vitamin C may be beneficial in decreasing blood glucose and lipids in patients with type 2 diabetes.

A different research from Deakin University has a very similar finding. This research shows that taking 500mg of vitamin C twice daily can help those with type 2 diabetes by lowering elevated blood sugar levels across the day and also lowered blood pressure.

However, doctors advice caution while taking vitamin C supplements. Too much vitamin C can cause kidney stones and other problems. It is necessary to keep your vitamin levels checked regularly and consult your doctor on your vitamin levels.